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Vatican Diplomat Attends Syria Summit (Catholic News Service)
27 Feb 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican diplomat attended an international summit seeking an end to Syria’s yearlong civil war.  Read more...
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23 Feb 2012 – BENGHAZI, Libya (CNS) — As Benghazi residents marked the anniversary of Libya’s revolution, the head of the city’s diminished Catholic community spoke of a need to rebuild his congregation and of the uncertainties ahead.  Read more...
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Pope Calls for Dialogue in Syria (Catholic News Service)
14 Feb 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As a sectarian conflict in Syria intensified, Pope Benedict XVI called on all Syrians to begin a process of dialogue and reminded the government of its duty to recognize its citizens’ legitimate demands.  Read more...
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Nuncio to Syria on the Violence in Homs (Catholic News Service)
10 Feb 2012 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some priests have decided to stay in battle-scarred Homs, Syria, even as government forces intensified their strikes against the heart of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, said the Vatican’s nuncio to Syria.  Read more...
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01 Feb 2012 – BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Bethlehem University is helping create a “culture of peace and life, and a civilization of love“ by bringing together students of different backgrounds, New York Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan said during a visit to Bethlehem University.  Read more...
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31 Jan 2012 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization are continuing talks aimed at a formal agreement regulating and promoting the presence and activity of the Catholic Church in the Palestinian territories.  Read more...
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30 Jan 2012 – Vatican and PLO leaders meet to discuss the church in the Holy Land, Pope Benedict releases doves for peace, and a Vatican official talks about priests’ attitudes during confession.  Read more...
30 Jan 2012 – 30 Jan 2012 – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – Made public today was a joint communique on a bilateral meeting between the Holy See and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, held in Ramallah on 28 January. The text of the English-language communique is given below.  Read more...


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